|Job Title:||Agricultural Climatologist / Agricultural Climate Services Specialist|
|Employer:||International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center|
|Job Location:||Dhaka, Bangladesh|
The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by its Spanish acronym, CIMMYT®, is a not-for-profit research and training organization with partners in over 100 countries. Please refer to our website for more information: www.cimmyt.org
We are seeking an experienced, results-oriented and self-motivated professional for the position of Agricultural Climatologist / Agricultural Climate Services Specialist. The internationally recruited candidate will contribute a core role to the USAID funded Climate Services for Resilient Development project in South Asia (CSRD). CSRD is a partnership developing new tools, services, and approaches that bridge technology and organizational gaps in order to strengthen climate resilience to populations around the world in Bangladesh, CIMMYT has been designated to lead CSRD partnership coordination national partner organizations.
The Agricultural Climatologist selected will be expected to contribute to a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional team working to develop and refine national- and regional-scale agricultural climate services decision tool platforms and to expand national partners’ strategic use of climate services. In addition, the Agricultural Climatologist will contribute to research aimed at better understanding farmers’ decision making processes with respect to use of meteorological information, in order to refine and improve decision support tools.
The position will be based in Dhaka, Bangladesh but will require frequent within country and regional travel. The Agricultural Climatologist/Agricultural Climate Services Specialist will report directly CSRD project leader and will be part of CIMMYT’s Sustainable Intensification Program (http://www.cimmyt.org/sustainable-intensification-program/) in alignment with the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (https://ccafs.cgiar.org/).
Required academic qualifications, skills and attitudes:
The position is for an initial fixed-term for two (2) years, after which further employment is subject to performance and the continued availability of funds. CIMMYT’s internationally competitive salary and benefits include housing allowance, car, comprehensive health and life insurance, assistance for children’s education, paid vacation, annual airfare, contribution to a retirement plan, and generous assistance with relocation shipment.
Candidates must apply here for 16851 Agricultural Climatologist / Agricultural Climate Services Specialist.
CIMMYT is an equal opportunity employer. It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equality, teamwork, and respect for diversity. Women are encouraged to apply.